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Old 10-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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connecting to wireless internet


I have installed Linux Mint 13 on my home pc, but am unable to connect to my wireless router. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:00 AM   #2
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Instruction Manual

I found this...Hope it helps!
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentati...glish_13.0.pdf
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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R: Linux mint 13 and wireless card

Postby mintUser2012 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:17 pm
I`ve solved the problem disabling wifi card power management with

Sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

Also found this solution that was marked solved.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #4
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This was posted by User Taylorkh

Well. I have now found a solution. As storage is cheap I will copy my post from over on the Mint forum:

To summarize the issue... I installed Mint 13 Mate and allowed it to download and install the Broadcomm driver. I tried to create the wireless connection using mate-network-admin (Networking app from the Menu; Administration). This created entries in /etc/network/interfaces which caused issues on boot. I confirmed that the identical Broadcomm driver worked OK on Mint 13 Cinnamon and Ubuntu 12.04 (from which Mint 13 is derived). Here step by step is how I managed to get wireless networking working on Mint 13 Mate:

1 - Connected the netbook to my router by an Ethernet cable
2 - Performed a clean install of Mint 13 Mate
3 - Had a look at the network situation as follows
Right click on the network icon in the notification area (which is nm-applet) and observed the following
Enable Networking was checked
Enable Wireless was checked
Connection Information showed me the details of the wired connection
Edit Connections took me to a dialog which showed
Wired tab - Wired connection 1 present
Wireless tab - no entries
4 - From the Menu; Preferences; Additional Drivers I downloaded and installed the Broadcomm driver. For reference the file is bcmwl-kernel-source_5.100.82.38+bdcom-0ubuntu6.1_i386.deb
5 - Rebooted to complete the installation of the driver.
6 - Right clicked on the network icon in the notification area and selected Edit connections.
7 - Selected the Wireless tab and pressed the + Add button. I supplied the following data
Connection name" Wireless connection 1" (the default which was shown)
SSID: Luca$Electric (the name of my router - British car fans will understand this ) This is not broadcast by the router
Mode: Infrastructure
I moved to the Wireless Security tab and set:
Security: WPA and WPA2 Personal
Password: (the appropriate password for my router/network)
Finally I saved the connection and closed the dialogs. I still did not have a connection. So...
8 - I again Right Clicked on the network icon in the notification area and this time I clicked Connect to hidden wireless network.

Behold - I was connected!!!

9 - Disconnected the Ethernet cable and rebooted. I was again and automagically connected to my wireless network.

n.b. The option to "Connect to hidden wireless network" is no longer present when I right click on the network icon in the notification area.

If you are having trouble connecting a Broadcomm or any other wireless card in Mint 13 Mate consider trying these steps. Do NOT use the Menu; Administration; Network program. It doesn't work and thinking back it does not work in Ubuntu either going back at least to 9.04.

Hope this helps someone.

Ken
 
Old 10-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by gary65plus View Post
I have installed Linux Mint 13 on my home pc, but am unable to connect to my wireless router. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks
sigh, if someone would be able to help you they would need some more info (for example, you dont tell us what type of pc you are using). this should be a good start (please post the results of these commands in code tags):
Code:
echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci -v -v -v | awk '{RS=""} $0 ~ /Ethernet controller/ || $0 ~ /Network controller/' && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n

Last edited by schneidz; 10-07-2012 at 11:33 AM. Reason: expanded lspci
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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Just wanted to try code tags.....

#
Never used them before.

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<code> wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"linksys"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 GHz Access Point: 68:7F:74:78:A8:33
Bit Rate=121.5 Mb/s Tx-Power=16 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=51/70 Signal level=-59 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:71 Invalid misc:4929 Missed beacon:0 </code>

Never used them before.
change the <'s, >'s to ['s, ]'s.

also you can go into go advanced and hi-lite the text and hit the # button.

Last edited by schneidz; 10-07-2012 at 09:11 AM.
 
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #8
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Uhg...not like html huh?

I'll further research tag use! Sorry...
 
Old 10-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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I thank everyone for the quick replies... If Linux Mint is so great, why is it so damn hard to connect to wireless?? Why is there no tutorial that a complete "nubie" can go to??? I know nothing about using terminals, tho I want to learn. I am using one computer try to get the other with Mint online. All help on Mint requires a internet connection. Is there not a simple way (explanation) somewhere that will walk a person thru all this.
ON the edit connections it says.
SSID---in my case it will be Tenda( the brand of my router & usb wireless adaptor)
Mode---I assume will be Infrastructure
BSSID--- Don't know what it is????
Device Mac Add.------What device????
Cloned Mac Add.-----Don't know what it is.
MTV--- What is that???????


I never used any of this stuff in Windows, and people think you ought to know all of this stuff about Mint.. HELP Sorry but I am Frustrated.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #10
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Use this....and he will help you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
sigh, if someone would be able to help you they would need some more info (for example, you dont tell us what type of pc you are using). this should be a good start (please post the results of these commands in code tags):
Code:
echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci -v -v -v | awk '{RS=""} $0 ~ /Ethernet controller/ || $0 ~ /Network controller/' && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n
This will get you where your going! Just copy and paste the command in terminal and repost in code tags.

Last edited by EODSteven; 10-07-2012 at 01:56 PM. Reason: additional info
 
Old 10-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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I have no way to print it out, What specific info do you need?? sorry to be so dumb about this.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #12
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Good Question

Perhaps you could copy the output of the terminal information to a cd then put it on the computer you have internet access on. I hope the cdrom is working! He said he needs all that info that is created by the terminal command.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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Here is some info that I got from Windows till I can get somemore:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GARY
System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
System Model MCP6P3
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~3114 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080015, 6/30/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name GARY\Administrator
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.25 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 4.81 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 
Old 10-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #14
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Linux Mint?

He needs the information from the Linux Mint operating system I would think.
 
Old 10-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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Here's what mine sais....

Code:
uname:
Linux eodsteven 3.2.0-31-generic #50-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 7 16:16:45 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
lspci:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device 036e
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 43
	Region 0: Memory at 91100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: tg3
	Kernel modules: tg3
08:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Quanta Microsystems, Inc EM306 802.11bgn Wireless Half-size Mini PCIe Card [AR9283]
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
	Region 0: Memory at 91000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
	Kernel modules: ath9k
lsusb:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 04f3:02f4 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 2.4G Cordless Mouse
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:a219 Suyin Corp. 1.3M WebCam (notebook emachines E730, Acer sub-brand)
lsmod:
Module                  Size  Used by
joydev                 17693  0 
vesafb                 13844  1 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32474  1 
snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
snd_rawmidi            30748  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_hda_codec_realtek   224173  1 
snd_hda_intel          33773  4 
snd_hda_codec         127706  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13668  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_pcm                97188  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq                61896  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
arc4                   12529  2 
fglrx                3263886  56 
ath9k                 132390  0 
snd_timer              29990  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
mac80211              506816  1 ath9k
snd_seq_device         14540  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
uvcvideo               72627  0 
psmouse                97362  0 
videodev               98259  1 uvcvideo
serio_raw              13211  0 
v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17128  1 videodev
edac_core              53746  0 
k10temp                13166  0 
ath9k_common           14053  1 ath9k
sp5100_tco             13791  0 
snd                    78855  18 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
edac_mce_amd           23709  0 
ath9k_hw              411151  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
ath                    24067  3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw
i2c_piix4              13301  0 
soundcore              15091  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
cfg80211              205544  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
shpchp                 37277  0 
rfcomm                 47604  0 
bnep                   18281  2 
parport_pc             32866  0 
acer_wmi               28418  0 
ppdev                  17113  0 
bluetooth             180104  10 rfcomm,bnep
sparse_keymap          13890  1 acer_wmi
binfmt_misc            17540  1 
video                  19596  0 
wmi                    19256  1 acer_wmi
mac_hid                13253  0 
lp                     17799  0 
parport                46562  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
tg3                   152032  0 
usbhid                 47199  0 
hid                    99559  1 usbhid
ifconfig:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 1c:75:08:19:8d:a1  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:27865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:27865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:7238864 (7.2 MB)  TX bytes:7238864 (7.2 MB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:c4:f3:e2:df  
          inet addr:192.168.1.109  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::217:c4ff:fef3:e2df/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1184159 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:598805 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1729945439 (1.7 GB)  TX bytes:57113391 (57.1 MB)

ifconfig -a:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 1c:75:08:19:8d:a1  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:27865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:27865 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:7238864 (7.2 MB)  TX bytes:7238864 (7.2 MB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:17:c4:f3:e2:df  
          inet addr:192.168.1.109  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::217:c4ff:fef3:e2df/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1184159 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:598805 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:1729945439 (1.7 GB)  TX bytes:57113391 (57.1 MB)

iwconfig:
lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"linksys"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.452 GHz  Access Point: 68:7F:74:78:A8:33   
          Bit Rate=150 Mb/s   Tx-Power=16 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=55/70  Signal level=-55 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:105  Invalid misc:5296   Missed beacon:0

eth0      no wireless extensions.

resolv.conf:
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
#     DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
nameserver 127.0.0.1
route:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
0.0.0.0         192.168.1.1     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 wlan0
169.254.0.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.0.0     U     1000   0        0 wlan0
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 wlan0
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